Main Street Reconstruction - Phase II

This project will reconstruct the Main Street and Appleton Avenue intersection and will resurface Main Street between Hoyt Drive and Appleton Avenue adding bump outs (curb extensions to enlarge the pedestrian space) and planter beds at three locations. The Main Street Reconstruction Project follows recommendations in the adopted 2010 Village Centre Master Plan as well as the 2016 Village Centre Parking Plan to calm traffic, improve pedestrian safety, enhance the aesthetics of the area and to create more room for outdoor uses for existing businesses. Phase II will reconstruct areas of Main Street between Hoyt Avenue and Appleton in the summer of 2018. All businesses along Main Street will remain open for the duration of the project.
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Phase II Project Outcomes

  • Reconstruction of the Main Street and Appleton Avenue intersection
  • Reconstruction of Main Street for the first time since the early 1990s

  • Creation of six concrete bump outs which add to existing sidewalk space

  • Creation of a mid-block crossing to the public parking lot in front of North Middle School

  • Striping of two new crosswalks with short crossing distances

  • Installation of raised tree planters and landscaping to add greenery and soften the appearance of the street

  • Addition of new street furnishings including benches, bicycle racks and trash cans

Traffic Impacts

  • The Village will install temporary signage alerting motorists of the pending project and detours prior to the start of construction.
  • East-west traffic flow on Main Street is intended to be maintained for the duration of the project.
  • All turning motions at the intersection of Main Street and Appleton Avenue will be prohibited while the intersection is being reconstructed.
  • Turning motion detours for the Main Street and Appleton Avenue intersection are yet to be determined, but will be clearly indicated with temporary signage while the intersection is being reconstructed.
  • Mill Street and Hoyt Drive will remain open to traffic throughout the project to ensure access to businesses and homes along Main Street.
  • Upon project completion, the existing traffic pattern will be restored on Main Street.

Parking Impacts

  • On-street parking spaces along Main Street between Hoyt Drive and Appleton Avenue will be unavailable for the duration of the project.
  • Mill Street and Hoyt Drive will remain open to traffic throughout the project to provide access to public and private parking lots and on-street parking in the vicinity of Main Street businesses.
  • The new mid-block crossing will improve public access to and from the Main Street public parking lot in front of North Middle School.
Relationship to Village Plans & Long-term Scope

The Main Street Reconstruction Project fulfills recommendations from the adopted Village Centre Master Plan (2010) and the adopted Village Centre Parking Plan (2016). This project also supports the Village’s adopted Community Vision for "A Thriving Revitalized Historic Village Centre" as stated in the 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update. The project is being completed in three phases.

  • Phase I – 2017: Roadway reconstruction with bump outs and planters between Grand Avenue and Water Street 
  • Phase II – 2018: Roadway reconstruction with bump outs and planters between Hoyt Drive and Appleton Avenue
  • Phase III – 2019: Roadway reconstruction with bump outs and planters between Appleton Avenue and Grand Avenue

For information about this project contact Gabe Gilbertson at ggilbertson@menomonee-falls.org or (262) 532-4277